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  • The Midwestern Native Gardenby Charlotte Adelman; Bernard L. Schwartz

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native... more...

  • Wildflowers of Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountainsby Leonard Adkins

    Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Using full-color photography and expertly crafted prose, Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains turns a day hike or drive through our nation's most beautiful and rugged expanse of forested mountains into an object lesson in the stunning beauty of nature. more...

  • Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trailby Leonard Adkins; Joe Cook; Monica Cook

    Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail is the go-to resource for anyone interested in the wildflowers found along the 2,175-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Stunning full-page color photos by Joe Cook and Monica Cook accompany the detailed descriptions by author Leonard Adkins. Also included for many of the 94 flowers profiled in the book... more...

  • Flowering and its Manipulationby Charles Ainsworth

    Wiley 2008; US$ 296.95 US$ 257.36

    The flowering plants now dominate the terrestrial ecosystems of the planet, and there are good reasons for supposing that the flower itself has been a major contributing factor to the spread of the Angiosperms. The flowers of higher plants not only contain the organs of plant reproduction but are of fundamental importance in giving rise to fruits and... more...

  • Plantsby Michael Allaby

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94

    Life would be impossible without plants: they provide food, either directly or in the form of plant-eating animals, as well as the many fibers we use, from the timber to build homes and the fuel for heating and cooking to the wood used to make tools and furniture. It is not surprising, therefore, that people have been studying plants for thousands... more...

  • Wildflowers of the Mountain Westby Richard M. Anderson; Jay Dee Gunnell; Jerry L. Goodspeed

    Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are looking at. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast. Many available plant guides are too technical or cumbersome for non-specialists to embrace.... more...

  • Grasses of the Intermountain Regionby Laurel K. Anderton; Mary E. Barkworth

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 62.95

    Grasses of the Intermountain Region is a modification of the two grass volumes of the Flora of North America (FNA). It is designed for identifying members of the Poaceae in the region between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, and is intended for use by botanists working with the grasses in this intermountain region of North America. The reduction... more...

  • The Aliveness of Plantsby Peter Ayres

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. The author shows how botany escaped the burdens of medicine, feminization and the sterility of classification and nomenclature to become a rigorous laboratory science. more...

  • The Jepson Manualby Bruce G. Baldwin; Douglas Goldman; David J Keil; Robert Patterson; Thomas J. Rosatti

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 150.00 US$ 120.00

    The second edition of The Jepson Manual thoroughly updates this acclaimed work, the single most comprehensive resource on California's amazingly diverse flora. The Jepson Manual, second edition, integrates the latest science with the results of intensive fieldwork, institutional collaboration, and efforts of hundreds of contributing authors into... more...

  • Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Editionby Michael Barbour; Todd Keeler-Wolf; Allan A. Schoenherr

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 99.95 US$ 79.96

    This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California?s diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers the most authoritative, state-of-the-art view of California?s plant ecosystems available. Integrating decades of research, leading community ecologists and field botanists describe and classify... more...